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R. Crumb and classic jazz cohorts release World Musette

Robert Crumb is widely known for his satirical, irreverent and one-of-a-kind illustration style. His best-known work includes characters like “Fritz the Cat,” “Mr. Natural,” a slew of comic strips, and the Keep on Truckin’ drawing; an icon of 1970s pop culture.

Although millions have admired Crumb’s artwork, fewer know about his passion for music. Crumb maintains a massive collection of 78-rpm phonograph records that in the past have served as the source for world music compilations and Crumb’s very own BBC radio series. In the 1970s, Crumb produced three records with his own band, R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders.

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